Q&A with Erik Greenberg Anjou and subject Ziggy Gruber at both screenings
Shalom, y’all. Deli Man is a portrait of the effusive and charming Ziggy Gruber, a Texan, Yiddish-speaking, third-generation delicatessen man who currently operates one of the country’s most acclaimed delis, Kenny and Ziggy’s in Houston. The history of the family business (and, indeed, the history of the American deli) sheds light on a larger story of Jews in America—immigration, upward mobility, and Western assimilation. But how much of the rich tradition of Jewish life is lost amid all these achievements? A Cohen Media Group release.